Tonight, we went out and had dinner at Mister Walker’s in South Perth. We had a lovely time and just enjoyed being out an about on a blustery spring evening.
We know that in Western Australia, we have been very fortunate regarding the pandemic. We have been moving around freely for quite some time now. However, that is only because of the hard border in place. At 2.2M km2 that’s one person and one kangaroo per square kilometre. We have had 661 cases of COVID-19 and 9 deaths.
I have had a small part to play regarding COVID-19 here. Judging what’s right for a community is never easy, but you do the best you can and in the most informed way possible. However, it’s all about leadership and understanding what is not just medically right, but morally and ethically too.
The WACA is one of Cricket’s great venues throughout the history of the game. When I played Cricket, I was fortunate enough to train at the WACA through the winter. We were coached by Mark McPhee, and then by some other notables of the game, Tom Moody, Bruce Yardley and Keith Slater. Anyway, in a future blog on leadership and captaincy, I might just tell a few cricketing stories from that time.
Then, as I sat down from taking this photo, who should walk in and sit down next to us – perhaps Cricket’s greatest fast bowler of all time – Dennis Lillee. Now, my last encounter with Dennis goes back a long way and that’s a story for another time. However, his 8/29 at the WACA against the world’s best batsmen in 1971 is considered one of the most remarkable in the history of the game. He was totally unplayable.
We had a chance to discuss how Savannah’s next movie is going – Before Dawn. She returns to site next week to start closing out the construction of the outside sets for the battle scenes and other key story lines.